Tristan Bitard-Feildel

Learn More
Orthologous protein detection software mostly uses pairwise comparisons of amino-acid sequences to assert whether two proteins are orthologous or not. Accordingly, when the number of sequences for comparison increases, the number of comparisons to compute grows in a quadratic order. A current challenge of bioinformatic research, especially when taking into(More)
INTRODUCTION Comparative genomics has become an important strategy in life science research. While many genes, and the proteins they code for, can be well characterized by assigning orthologs, a significant amount of proteins or domains remain obscure "orphans". Some orphans are overlooked by current computational methods because they rapidly diverged,(More)
Motivation Genome sequencing projects sometimes uncover more organisms than expected, especially for complex and/or non-model organisms. It is therefore useful to develop software to identify mix of organisms from genome sequence assemblies. Results Here we present PhylOligo, a new package including tools to explore, identify and extract organism-specific(More)
While it has long been thought that all genomic novelties are derived from the existing material, many genes lacking homology to known genes were found in recent genome projects. Some of these novel genes were proposed to have evolved de novo, ie, out of noncoding sequences, whereas some have been shown to follow a duplication and divergence process. Their(More)
The protein universe corresponds to the set of all proteins found in all organisms. A way to explore it is by taking into account the domain content of the proteins. However, some part of sequences and many entire sequences remain un-annotated despite a converging number of domain families. The un-annotated part of the protein universe is referred to as the(More)
Proteins are composed of domains, protein segments that fold independently from the rest of the protein and have a specific function. During evolution the arrangement of domains can change: domains are gained, lost or their order is rearranged. To facilitate the analysis of these changes we propose the use of multiple domain alignments. We developed an(More)
  • 1